Quick Guide To Applying For Sassa Grants Online

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You can now apply for a Sassa grant online. Here's all you need to know about Sassa online grant applications. 


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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) provides social grants to millions of vulnerable individuals in South Africa. Around 19 million people receive permanent grants from Sassa, in addition to 8 million recipients of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.

Sassa offers various permanent grants, including the  Older Persons pension grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant, Care Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top-Up and Grant-in-aid.

Purpose of Social Grants

Sassa grants are crucial in alleviating poverty and enhancing the quality of life for millions of South Africans. They serve as a safety net for vulnerable populations, such as children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

  • The Child Support Grant provides financial aid to caregivers of children under 18.
  • The Older Persons Pension supports citizens aged 60 and above.
  • The Disability Grant assists individuals with permanent or temporary disabilities.
  • The Foster Child Grant aids caregivers of foster children.
  • The Care Dependency Grant supports caregivers of children with severe disabilities.
  • The Grant-in-Aid supplements other grants for those needing full-time care.
  • The Social Relief of Distress Grant offers temporary help to individuals in urgent need.

If you need assistance, you can apply for a Sassa grant online from the comfort and safety of your home.

8-Step Guide to Applying for a Sassa Grant Online

Access the Sassa Online Services Website

Visit the Sassa Online Services Portal to start your application.

Register for Sassa Online Services

Click "Register" on the portal, fill out the registration form with your personal information, and save your details.

Confirm Your Registration with an OTP

You will receive a One-Time-Pin (OTP) on your mobile device. Enter this OTP on the registration page to confirm your registration.

Log In to Access Sassa Services

Log in using your credentials to access various Sassa services.

Start Your Grant Application

Click "Apply for a Grant" on the home screen and select the type of grant you want to apply for, such as the Older Person’s Grant.

Complete the Screening Questionnaire

Fill out the screening questionnaire with accurate information that matches your ID document.

Fill in the Sassa Grant Application Form

Provide the necessary information in the application form and fill out the Sassa-generated affidavit. Click "Continue To Next Step" to proceed.

Upload Supporting Documents and Submit Your Application

Upload all required supporting documents. Ensure you include all necessary documents, some of which may need to be certified. Click "SUBMIT DOCUMENTS" to complete your application.

After submission, you will receive a confirmation SMS and email with a reference number for future inquiries. Remember, your application is officially submitted only when all required documents are provided to Sassa.

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